Nov 20, 2017
Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail reviews Survivor Series!
First, Tim wonders aloud if he's actually supposed to care which brand wins, why any of this is happening, and what the stakes really are beyond "bragging rights". Then he continues moving into specifics about the matches and why everything about this show existed on a spectrum of "just fine" and "fun" (except for the backstage segments, of course, which he lays into).
Was Shield vs New Day everything it could've been? Did the 5-on-5 Women's Survivor Series match succeed in its apparent goal of building Asuka up as a dominant force in the Women's Division? How & why did The Miz vs Baron Corbin completely win Tim over and deliver one of his favorite matches of the night? How about The Bar vs The Usos and their ability to consistently have the best tag matches on every single show?
As for Alexa Bliss vs Charlotte, why exactly does it feel a bit like Charlotte had to wrestle herself? Was the battle between AJ Styles and Brock Lesnar convincing, and did it deliver on the promise of The Beast vs The Phenomenal One?
And, lastly, while the main event delivered some good old-fashioned gratuitous fan-service, the story surprisingly took an interesting and unexpected turn. Tim examines why the closing moments fit perfectly in line with the psychologies of Braun Strowman and Triple H.
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